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Transportation & Logistics

The great differential of Brazilian juice processors, which make the country the largest exporter of orange juice with 85% of world exports, is exactly in the large scale production and its logistics strategy.

Ships specially made for the transportation of orange juice, with specific technology to maintain juice properties, take the product from Brazilian ports and deliver it to their own terminals around the world. There are more than 10 terminals at ports in the USA, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Australia and Brazil. In these terminals there are appliances that blend orange juices with different properties to suit the characteristics desired by customers, such as amount of sugar, colour, acidity, etc. From terminals, the juice goes to the bottlers who pack the products for final consumption.

During this process, the Brazilian logistics technology allows the juice to go out of plants in Sao Paulo to the other side of the world without having any contact with oxygen, which could oxidize the vitamin C or degrade the quality of the product. Moreover, it is necessary that the juice is transported at temperatures ranging from -8° C to -18 ° C, what is only achieved with special vessels for transporting juice.

Over 70% of Brazilian exports of orange juice go to Europe, 20% to the USA, 3% to Japan and 2% to China and the rest to other destinations, adding up to 80 countries. Still, there are European countries such as Holland, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland that import Brazilian orange juice and re-export to other destinations.